Obituaries

GREGORY A. PEKKALA

Gregory A. Pekkala, 58, of Webster City, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. Memorial services for Greg Pekkala will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, October ...

DARLENE MARK

Darlene Mark, age 87 of Williams died on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Windsor Manor in Webster City. Funeral services will be 2:30 P.M. Sunday, October 28th at the United Methodist Church in Williams with Burial in the Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. before ...

JAMES E. MCCORMICK

James Edward McCormick Born 12-24-1948 Kicked the bucket at home on 10-12-2018 Born to Doris (Hoover) and Ned McCormick Funeral to be held on November 30 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ames at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour before. For more information, go to adamssoderstrum.com.

GARY KRAEMER

Gary Kraemer, 68, of Webster City, died Sunday, October 21, 2018. Services are pending at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center.

DARLENE MARK

Darlene Mark, 87, Williams, died Oct. 19, 2018 at Windsor Manor, Webster City. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the United Methodist Church, Williams. Visitation is from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Burial in Williams Cemetery. Surls Funeral Home, Iowa Falls, is in charge of arrangements.

E. GEORGE JACOBSON

E. George Jacobson, 87, of Fort Dodge and formerly of Duncombe died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Webster City. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Washington Lutheran Church, Duncombe with Rev. Craig Miller ...

ELAINE CARLSON

Elaine Carlson, 69, of Webster City, passed away surrounded by love Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Webster City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from ...

JANICE MINARSICH

Janice Ann Minarsich, 79, Windsor Heights, passed away October 13th, 2018 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services for Janice, will be held at West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Parkway, Saturday, October 20, 2018 beginning with visitation at 9:00 am, service ...

CHARLENE MCKEE

Charlene McKee, 92, of Webster City, died Monday, October 15, 2018 at Van Diest Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at First Congregational Church U.C.C. with Pastor Craig Blaufuss, officiating. Burial will take place at Graceland ...

H. DEAN SIMPSON

H. Dean Simpson, 92, of Webster City, died Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Southfield Wellness Community. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Pastor Craig Blaufuss, officiating. Burial will take place at Graceland ...

JERRY LUVERNE ELM

Jerry Luverne Elm, 80, of Toddville died suddenly on Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. A visitation will be on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4-7pm at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11 AM ...

DORIS HEIDEN

Doris Heiden, 97, of Alden, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Vernon Lutheran Church in rural Dows with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be an hour before the ...

RUTH ‘DOLLY’ SILVEST

Ruth “Dolly” Silvest, 83, of Radcliffe, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Hubbard Care Center. Funeral services were held 1:30 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Buckeye. She was laid to rest in the Buckeye Cemetery. Woodley Funeral Home, LLC of Iowa ...

DARWIN ‘DEAN’ PEVESTORF

Darwin ‘Dean’ Pevestorf, age 89, of Ames, and formerly of Stratford, died Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Northridge Village in Ames. Per his wishes, he has been cremated. Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel, at Sixth and Marshall, on Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., where ...

EUGENE O’ROURKE

Eugene (Gene) Francis O’Rourke, 84, died October 4, 2018, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa, following a long-term illness. Gene leaves his wife of 61 years, Esther (Pettengill) O’Rourke; his daughter Pamela (O’Rourke) Morton and her husband ...

THOMAS CURTIS

Thomas Curtis, 62, of Webster City, died Friday, October 5, 2018 at Villa Care Center in Fort Dodge. Private family services will be held at a later date. Foster Funeral and Cremation Center is caring for the family. Thomas James Curtis, son of Elmer and Dolores Hansen Curtis, was born ...

BERNICE GORETSKA

Bernice “Bee” Goretska, 76 of Webster City, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Cass Center Cemetery. The family has chosen Boman Funeral Home (www.bomanfh.com) to care for ...

HAROLD HOKEL

Harold Hokel, 88, of Webster City, died Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Mike Kroona, officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until service ...

KEN BURROWS

Ken Burrows, 91, passed away on September 27, 2018 in Cedar City, Utah. Capt. Kenneth Allison Burrows, USN (Ret.) was born in Iowa Falls, IA., in 1927 to Leo Edmund and Cornelia Allison Burrows. He entered the Navy at Doane College (Crete, NE) and also completed extensive aviation training, ...

KERMIT LUIKEN

Kermit Luiken, 70, of Webster City, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Flagg, officiating. Kermit Jon Luiken, son of Lyle and ...